GLAST (tokamak)

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Type Spherical
Major radius 15 cm[1][2]
Minor Radius 9 cm[2]
Magnetic field 0.4 T[2]
Heating 400eV[2]
Plasma current 50 kA[2]
Location Islamabad, Pakistan[2]

GLAST[3] (GLAss Spherical Tokamak),[3] is a small spherical magnetic confinement tokamak fusion reactor installed at the National Tokamak Fusion Program (NTFP) by the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) in 2008.[4] It is a Magnetic confinement fusion spherical tokamak with an insulating vacuum vessel. The device is primarily used to conduct scientific studies and experiments on nuclear fusion power by consuming plasmas to identify the mechanism responsible for current penetration during start-up phase of the tokamak discharge.[5] The tokamak was developed by the PAEC indigenously, and offers research on control plasmas.[6]


  1. ^ "Spherical Tokamaks". 
  2. ^ a b c d e f Ahmad, Zahoor; SHR Rizvi. "Parametric Study of Equilibrium and Stability Analysis of HT-6M Tokamak in the Presence of Flow" (google docs). Pakistan Institute of Nuclear Science and Technology (PINSTECH). National Fusion Power Program. Retrieved 6 January 2013. 
  3. ^ a b PAEC. "Comparison table of Spherical Tokamaks" (PDF). Tokamak. Retrieved 5 January 2013. 
  4. ^ Griffith, Sabina. "Pakistan launches national fusion program". ITER Organization. ITER Organization. Retrieved 5 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "24th IAEA Fusion Energy Conference -". PAEC. PAEC at IAEA. Retrieved 5 January 2013. 
  6. ^ "Pakistan launches national fusion program". ITER. International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor. Retrieved 6 January 2013. 

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